Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP
SM&B is a multi-disciplinary law firm based in London that acts for both individuals and large organisations in many areas of expertise, with a particular heritage of supporting the creative industries. SM&B is also part of an international legal network LaWorld through which it can offer clients access to English speaking lawyers internationally.
SM&B is a vital part of the AAA network providing the specialist legal expertise to underpin the partnerships as a key aspect of AAA’s service to brand clients.
Simon Goldberg – partner
A media lawyer with more than 20 years' specialist experience, Simon is highly skilled in film and television finance, production and distribution as well as in corporate media transactions. Over the past 10 years, Simon has overseen the significant growth of the firm's highly rated corporate department, which caters for all aspects of our media clients' commercial requirements, over and above their creative output. Simon has a significant roster of film and television financier, producer, and agency clients including Prescience Film Finance, Vice Media, BBC Films, Agatha Christie Limited, 42MP, and Zig Zag Productions.
Chambers UK reports that Simon is "'practical, unflappable and gives very good counsel,' according to delighted clients" and that Simon "earns market praise for his work in both financing and production".
Simon also lectures at the University of Warwick on media law.
James Greenslade – lawyer
James joined SM&B in 2004 from another well-known media and music firm. He originally trained and qualified at a major city firm.
A specialist in the film and TV industries, James has advised a wide selection of film and television financiers, distributors, sales agents, producers and talent on numerous films and other productions. Clients include Great Point Media, Future Films, Ink Factory Films, Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, Anchor Bay/Starz Entertainment UK and Nick Cave. He regularly works on deals with most of the major players in these industries and has a close day-to-day familiarity with the various structures used and the commercial terms to be secured.